*Surprise, surprise. Kanye West is upset with the Los Angeles Times because the newspaper wasn’t feeling his new short film “Runaway.”
“I would’ve [taken] offense 2 the LA Times review of the movie but the extremely condescending writer accidentally complimented my suit! Thx,” he started. “I believe the writers name was Kriss Lee who [is] so bent on giving a soulless description of my work that he decided to call the album not even by the write name … ironically, but I feel more strategically, removing the word ‘Beautiful’ from the title! Woooooooooooow!”
The Times basically called the film another excuse for the rapper to show off his narcissim.
“Coming on the heels of recent premieres in New York, Paris and London, this latest ‘Runaway’ screening also functioned as a forum for the hip-hop superstar’s grandiose sense of self as well as West’s latest assertion of the increasing insignificance that mainstream media holds in his promotion process,” read the article. The paper also eventually apologized for publishing the wrong name.
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” drops Nov. 22.
Speaking of the album, Wal-Mart was said be not thrilled with the cover and would not be selling the CD in its stores, but the discount store corporation denied having any doings in the matter.
West referenced the chain in a snarky tweet recently, writing:
“In all honesty … I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers #Kanyeshrug!”
A report in the Los Angeles Times cited concerns within West’s label about “whether or not mass-market retailers such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart would carry an album featuring venomous nudes.” But Walmart is doing its best to stay out of this story.
“We’re excited about Kanye West’s new album and we look forward to carrying it in our stores on November 22nd,” a Walmart spokesperson says in a statement provided to Entertainment Weekly. “As always, it’s our standard practice to carry the edited parental advisory version. We did not reject the cover artwork and it was never presented to us to view.”